Neurogenetics Program | Meet our Team

Boston Children’s Pediatric Neurogenetics Experts

Our pediatric neurogeneticists are neurologists with specialized training and expertise in the identification, diagnosis, and treatment of pediatric genetic disorders that affect the brain. They include:

Irina Anselm, MD
Specialties: mitochondrial disease, neurometabolic disorders, leukodystrophy

Nicole Baumer, MD
Specialty: Down syndrome

Basil Darras, MD
Specialties: neuromuscular disorders, spinal muscular atrophy, ataxias

Peter Davis, MD
Specialty: tuberous sclerosis complex, autism spectrum disorders

Elizabeth Engle, MD
Specialty: genetic eye movement disorders

Christelle Moufawad El Achkar, MD
Specialties: genetic epilepsy, brain malformations, autism spectrum disorder

Heather Olson, MD
Specialties: genetic epilepsies, CDKL5

Anna Pinto, MD
Specialty: Sturge-Weber syndrome

Annapurna Poduri, MD (Director)
Specialties: genetic epilepsies, brain malformations

Lance Rodan, MD
Specialties: neurometabolic, mitochondrial disorders, brain malformations, neurogenetics

Mustafa Sahin, MD, PhD
Specialties: tuberous sclerosis complex, neurocutaneous disorders, brain malformations

Siddharth Srivastava, MD
Specialties: neurogenetics, neurometabolic, leukodystrophies, brain malformations, neurodevelopmental disorders

Nicole Ullrich, MD
Specialty: neurofibromatosis

Christopher Yuskaitis, MD
Specialty: infantile spasms

Boston Children’s Genetic Counselors

Kira Dies, ScM, CGC
Specialties: tuberous sclerosis complex, autism spectrum disorders

Elicia Estrella, MS, CGC
Specialty: muscular dystrophy

Abbe Lai, MS, CGC
Specialties: brain malformations

Sonal Mahida, MS, CGC
Specialties: genetic epilepsies, neonatal neurology, general geurology

Beth Rosen Sheidley, MS, CGC
Specialties: genetic epilepsies, autism spectrum disorders

Lacey Smith, MS, CGC
Specialties: genetic epilepsies, autism spectrum disorders

Lindsay Swanson, MS, CGC
Specialties: Rett syndrome, CDKL5, FOXG1